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How and what to watch for LSU vs. Arkansas

Arkansas will be trying to redeem themselves on Saturday against the Bengals from the Bayou.

Feleipe Franks of the Arkansas Razorbacks runs onto the field before the game against the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 14, 2020 in Gainesville, Florida. Photo by Evan Lepak/Collegiate Images/Getty Images

After having their game postponed last week due to COVID-19, the LSU Tigers will go on the road to play the Arkansas Razorbacks Saturday at 12:00 p.m. ET in Fayetteville, AR.

The last time we saw LSU (2-3) play, they got blown out by the Auburn Tigers 48-11 on Halloween. LSU struggled on both sides of the ball as they had no answers for Auburn. Auburn quarterback Bo Nix torched LSU’s defense for 300 yards and three touchdowns. Nix also led both teams in rushing with 81 yards and a touchdown.

Offensively, LSU freshman quarterback T.J. Finley struggled in his first road game. He completed 54.2 percent of his passes for 143 yards and two interceptions. The true freshman also had a fumble, which led to a defensive touchdown for Auburn. With Myles Brennan out for the rest of the season, LSU will hope Finley plays better on Saturday in his second road test.

As for the Razorbacks, they stood no chance against the #6 Florida Gators last week, losing 63-35. Arkansas’ defense struggled to slow down Florida quarterback Kyle Trask, who passed for 356 yards, six touchdowns, and zero interception. The Razorbacks’ offense played better than the defense but couldn’t keep up in the scoring department.

Senior quarterback Feleipe Franks completed 78.9 percent of his passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns. This season, the former Gators signal-caller has thrown for 1,678 yards, 16 touchdowns, and three interceptions.

Both of Franks’ touchdowns last week went to junior wide receiver Mike Woods, who had 129 receiving yards. Franks will be looking to air the ball out against a Tigers’ defense that is allowing 335.2 yards per game.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch LSU vs. Arkansas on Saturday, November 21st at 12:00 p.m. ET on the SEC Network, or you can stream it via the ESPN app with a cable or streaming service login.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: LSU (-1) vs. Arkansas
Point Total: 63.5
Money line: LSU (-137) vs. Arkansas (+114)

  • LSU is 6-3 in their last nine ATS
  • Arkansas is 8-1 ATS in their last nine
  • The total has gone under in five of Arkansas last six at home

Betting splits

LSU: (59% of handle, 58% percent of bets)
Arkansas: (41% of handle, 42% percent of bets)

The Best Bet

Pick: Arkansas just has more healthy bodies at this point, and has shown they can win games they shouldn’t this season. You can argue this is one they should despite being an underdog

Arky +1

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